WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai met today with the Indonesian Minister of Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.
Ambassador Tai and Minister Luhut discussed the importance of the U.S.—Indonesia trade relationship both bilaterally and within the greater context of the region. Ambassador Tai voiced the United States’ appreciation for Indonesia’s active participation in negotiations for the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). They discussed bilateral issues, including horticultural import licensing. Minister Luhut raised the topic of critical minerals, and Ambassador Tai reiterated that any future critical minerals talks would involve close consultation with Congress and domestic stakeholders.